Bob Kauflin is no stranger to the local church, especially people in the church who are passionate about worship. In his latest book, True Worshipers: Seeking What Matters to God, Mr. Kauflin unpacks the reason for our existence. He explores the very essence of worship and draws practical applications to our contemporary milieu.
Kauflin cites John Calvin approvingly: “We should consider it the great end of our existence to be found numbered among the worshipers of God.” Indeed, Calvin rightly reveals the end of our existence. And it is with this end in mind, that Bob Kauflin explores warp and woof of true worship.
The book is comprised of nine chapters, all of which describe the essence and reality of worship. Kauflin’s reflections are biblical and challenging. His words are warm and his tone attracts the ear of worshipers. While the author is good to explore many practical aspects of worship, he is quick to direct the attention of readers back to the true meaning of God-centered worship: “Any definition of true worship that denies or minimizes God’s supremacy, authority, and uniqueness is unbiblical and will lead to idolatry.”
This is a book worthy of commendation and should be well received by many in the church. I personally thank Bob Kauflin for his influence in my life, his Christ-saturated songs, and for leading the people of God to the throne room to worship our Triune LORD.
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